It’s THOR, the Rock Warrior!

 

Jon Mikl Thor is a bodybuilding champion, actor, songwriter, screenwriter, historian, vocalist and musician.  Yep, he can do it all.  I mean, just look at him in this picture.  He just screams Superman/Hollywood/Brainiac/Rock god, doesn’t he?!

 

Thor the bodybuilder was the first Canadian to win both the Mr. Canada and Mr. USA titles.   Thor “the Legendary Rock Warrior,” was the front man for heavy metal band Thor; on stage he would wow the crowd with his musical stylings and all sorts of strength feats, props, costumes and showmanship such as bending solid steel bars in his teeth and having solid concrete blocks smashed off his chest with a sledgehammer.  While, at the same time, Thor the thespian starred in “films” like RecruitsZombie Nightmare, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare.

 

Just kind of leaves you speechless, doesn’t it?!

 

Lisztomania

You’ll either love Lisztomania (directed by Ken Russell), or you’ll hate it – I lean more towards the latter camp, but it is certainly worth giving at least a half an hour before you decide!  With Roger Daltry from the Who as Franz Liszt, the world’s first pop star, and Ringo Starr as the pope, you have to at least be curious.  No matter what, it is worth having on your radar …

 

WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing

WET was a West Coast-based magazine for hipsters before true hipsterdom was officially born.  Just imagine … a magazine of gourmet bathing!

Launched by Leonard Koren in 1976, the magazine lasted 34 issues before it went under in 1981. While afloat it covered the likes of David Hockney, David Byrne, David Lee Roth, David Lynch, Dick Dale, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Sissy Spacek, Tim Leary, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Henry Darger, Henry Miller, Helmut Newton, and on and on.  You can’t get a much cooler cast of characters than that.

Everyone who wanted to be someone vied to be a part of WET.  It was the magazine that introduced New Wave and Postmodern graphics to the US, and featured articles and cartoons on a distinctly L.A. aesthetic that emerged around the time of punk.  I still think it looks as cool as ever, what about you?!